New Mexico State University

2,612 reviews
  1. Las Cruces, NM
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C-
New Mexico State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Website

New Mexico State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
830-1085
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,299/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,642/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,560/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,777/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,334/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,399/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,668Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Depends on the person
    40%
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Open to new thoughts
    10%
  • Down to Earth
    4%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    4%
  • Working for the weekend
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Helpful
    40%
  • Normal
    28%
  • Interesting
    16%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Suprising
    6%
  • You get back what you put in
    4%

After New Mexico State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

Reviews

2,612 reviews
  • Excellent
    342
  • Very Good
    915
  • Average
    1116
  • Poor
    164
  • Terrible
    75
Specialized curriculum that a few schools offer. Small class sizes, attention to detail and partnership between teacher and student.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I really enjoy my school! There are so many interesting things to see and do, and I have really learned a lot so far. I do wish that some of the people were more open minded about specific topics. The students tend to stick to what they know and don't seem to want to branch out very much.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Overall, NMSU is a good college. I have an encountered a few minor setbacks, financially. I am an out of state student. Therefore, scholarship opportunities are not as plentiful versus in-state students. NMSU is unique due to the location , friendliness of the staff, and campus diversity. My only wish is that NMSU would acknowledge out of state students more academically and financially.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago